WORCESTER COUNTY - District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr., is providing funding to support safe post-prom and post-graduation programs designed to keep students from driving under the influence.
“Prom and graduation are major milestones that deserve to be celebrated, but too often we see these celebrations turn into tragedies,” said Early. “We’ve been proud to help fund nearly 20 different prost-prom and post-graduation events for the last five years. We will continue to offer these funds to help provide students with the fun and safe events they deserve.”
These events, organized and overseen by adults, offer safe drug- and alcohol-free alternatives to high-risk activities that often follow end of the year celebrations for high school students.
Early said it's vital to continue supporting these programs and is utilizing his Drug Forfeiture Reinvestment Program this year. Funding to support these grants was previously provided by the Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance Drunk Driving Trust Fund.
Schools and parent groups can apply for these grants to either support existing events or to assist in establishing new events. Applications for funding requests are due by Feb. 16.
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